Book Group Resources

Ready to start your own any-book or Read Harder-focused book group, join one in your area, or change up the group you already have? We’re here to help!

Step 1: Download our handy Book Group in a Box guide.

Step 2: Sign up for our In the Club newsletter below to keep up on our recs for group reading, giveaways from publishers, and tips and tricks to keep your book group well-met and well-read.

Step 3: Gather your fellow readers and start meeting, or check out the list below to join an ongoing group! You can submit your group’s listing for review right here.

Step 4: READ ALL THE BOOKS.

 

Please note: Book Riot does not run these book groups. We simply provide this list as a service. You can see full disclosure below*. Basically, behave yourself. Respect boundaries. Make folks feel comfortable.

Have a question or feedback about a group? Email us at readharder (at) bookriot (dot) com.

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Group Listings

Arizona

Cave Creek and North Scottsdale Lit Chicks Book and Social Club

Meeting Schedule2nd Wednesday of the month from 7 pm to ?

Meeting LocationBook Discussion meetings/venues change on a monthly basis.

Group FocusAny book

Updated on2019-07-08

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California

P.S. Silent Book Club

Meeting Schedule2nd Monday of the month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Meeting LocationLa Quinta Brewing Co: Old Town Taproom 78-065 Main St #100, La Quinta, CA 92253

Group FocusSilent Book Club

Updated on2017-02-27

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The Night Owl Book Club

Meeting Schedule3rd Thursday of the month from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Meeting LocationImperial Beach Branch Library, 810 Imperial Beach Blvd., Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Group FocusA *Teens Only* Young Adult Fiction- Primarily YA Fantasy Book Club

Updated on2017-09-18

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Adult Book Club: Studio City

Meeting ScheduleThird Wednesday of the Month from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Meeting LocationStudio City Branch Library, 12511 Moorpark Street, Studio City, CA 91604

Group FocusFiction and Literature; Occasional Memoir or Nonfiction

Updated on2019-10-07

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Speculative Fiction Book Group – Menlo Park Library

Meeting Schedule4th Monday of the month from 7-8:30pm

Meeting LocationMenlo Park Library, 800 Alma Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Group FocusSci-Fi/Fantasy

Updated on2019-06-19

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Cloud City

A World Adventure By Book

Meeting ScheduleDrop into the online conversation anytime during the 5-day discussion which kicks off on the last day of the month.

Meeting LocationOnline in our Facebook group. Comments can also be added to any of the posts on our web site.

Group FocusReading a book from every country around the world as well as other bookish posts & discussions. (Book suggestions from a particular country are compiled every month & then, we vote on which book to read & discuss. Other bookish posts are allowed at any time.)

Updated on2019-10-07

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True Book Talk

Meeting ScheduleEvery Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. CT

Meeting LocationOnline in our Goodreads group and/or live chats on Sling (Wednesdays)

Group Focusdifferent genre each month, group and moderator selected book choices

Updated on2019-10-07

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Read and Reflect

Meeting ScheduleBi-Monthly Selections ~ Local South FL & Livestream Reflection Event

Meeting LocationFacebook: Live Conversations & Local/Livestream (Zoom) for Reflection Events

Group FocusIntegrative Health and Wellness

Updated on2019-08-05

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A Novel Idea Book Club

Meeting ScheduleEnd of the 3rd week of the month, various times

Meeting LocationOnline group (Facebook)

Group Focus

Updated on2019-01-22

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Colorado

Tuesday Night Book Group — Arvada, CO

Meeting Schedule1st Tuesday of the month from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Meeting LocationArvada Library, Jefferson County Public Library, 7525 W. 57th Ave., Arvada, CO 80002

Group FocusSelected titles

Updated on2019-10-07

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District of Columbia

Read Harder DC Edition

Meeting ScheduleThird Sunday of the month, 7-8:30 pm

Meeting LocationUpshur Street Books, 827 Upshur St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20011

Group FocusBoth Read Harder and Any Book!

Updated on2017-02-20

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Florida

BiblioTherapy Book Club Orlando

Meeting Schedule2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:30

Meeting LocationThe District at Mills 50, 1221 North Mills Avenue, Orlando FL 32803

Group FocusAny-book

Updated on2017-04-21

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Connerton Book Club

Meeting Schedulethird Thursday of the month 6:30pm-8pm

Meeting LocationConnerton Clubhouse, Land O' Lakes, FL

Group FocusAny book

Updated on2018-10-08

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Writer’s Block Book Club

Meeting ScheduleLast Wednesday of the month, 6:00PM

Meeting LocationWriter's Block Bookstore, 316 N. Park Avenue, Winter Park FL 32789

Group FocusAny book

Updated on2019-10-07

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Writer’s Block Bookstore Sci-Fi Fantasy Book Club

Meeting Scheduleevery first Tuesday of the month

Meeting LocationWriter's Block Bookstore, 316 N. Park Avenue, Winter Park FL 32789

Group FocusSci-fi/Fantasy/Speculative Fiction Genre

Updated on2019-10-07

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Georgia

Read. Think. Talk.

Meeting Schedule3rd Wednesday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Meeting LocationSewell Mill Library and Cultural Center, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, GA 30068

Group FocusAny-book

Updated on2019-01-08

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Illinois

Read Harder Book Club – Chicago

Meeting Schedule3rd Thursday of the month from 7:30-9

Meeting LocationRoscoeBooks, 2142 W. Roscoe, Chicago IL, 60618

Group FocusRead Harder challenge

Updated on2019-07-08

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Book Discussion – Brookfield Public Library

Meeting ScheduleThird Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Meeting LocationBrookfield Public Library, 3609 W Grand Blvd, Brookfield, IL 60513

Group FocusFiction

Updated on2019-10-15

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Shorewood-Troy Nonfiction Book Group

Meeting Schedule4th Wednesday of the month 7-8PM

Meeting LocationShorewood-Troy Public Library, 650 Deerwood Dr. Shorewood, IL 60404

Group FocusPre-selected non-fiction

Updated on2019-07-08

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Indiana

Books On Tap – SJCPL

Meeting ScheduleLast Thursday of the month, 7:00 p.m.

Meeting LocationWe rotate every six months to a different local bar. Through February 2020 we are meeting at Spirited: 105 E Jefferson Blvd Suite 100 — South Bend, IN. Check the Facebook group page for updates.

Group FocusAny-book

Updated on2019-10-07

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Cover to Cover Book Club – Nappanee Public Library

Meeting Schedule3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Meeting LocationNappanee Public Library, 157 N. Main St, Nappanee IN 46550

Group Focusalternate fiction and nonfiction each month

Updated on2019-07-08

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Massachusetts

Read Harder Boston Book Club

Meeting Schedule1st Saturday of the month from 5pm to 6pm

Meeting LocationPorter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge, MA 02140

Group FocusAny-book

Updated on2019-10-07

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Michigan

Northwest Oakland County Book Group

Meeting ScheduleOnce per month on a Wednesday, usually 2nd Wed of the month

Meeting LocationPanera Bread, 5175 Highland Rd, Waterford Twp, MI 48327

Group Focusmuch buzzed about new fiction/non-fiction

Updated on2019-06-05

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Mississippi

The Literary Eruption of Jackson Volcano

Meeting ScheduleLast Thursday of the month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Meeting LocationDifferent Locations - Determined Monthly

Group FocusFiction (NO politics & NO religion)

Updated on2017-08-08

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Missouri

Parkville Library Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Group

Meeting Schedule3rd Thursday of the month from 7 PM to 8 PM

Meeting LocationMid-Continent Public Library Parkville Branch, 8815 Tom Watson Pkwy., Parkville, MO 64152

Group FocusSci-Fi/Fantasy Book Group

Updated on2019-04-08

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New Jersey

Children’s Silent Book Club – North New Jersey

Meeting ScheduleEvery Thursday from 5pm-6pm

Meeting LocationBelleville Public Library and Information Center, 221 Washington Avenue, Belleville, NJ 07109

Group FocusBook Swap and Silent Book Club

Updated on2018-01-29

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New York

Get Lit Book Club NYC

Meeting Schedule3rd Saturday of the month from 1:30PM to 3PM

Meeting LocationCenter for Fiction Cafe, 15 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn NY

Group FocusAny-book

Updated on2019-10-07

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Afternoon Book Club – Queensboro Hill Public Library

Meeting ScheduleLast Tuesday of the month from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Meeting LocationQueens Public Library at Queenboro Hill, 60-05 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355

Group FocusModerator selected titles

Updated on2019-05-08

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NY

Novels & Latte

Meeting Schedule3rd Saturday of the month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Meeting LocationRev Coffee House 742 Warren St Hudson NY

Group FocusAny book

Updated on2019-10-07

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Ohio

London Public Library Book Club

Meeting Schedule2nd Tuesday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Meeting LocationLondon Public Library, 20 E. First St, London OH 43140

Group FocusPreselected books. Mainly fiction with occasional non-fiction

Updated on2019-05-20

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Ontario

Read Harder Toronto

Meeting Schedule3rd or 4th Saturday of the month (please join and refer to the Facebook group for monthly details), 11 am to 2 pm

Meeting LocationAssembly Chef's Hall, 111 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON

Group FocusAny-book

Updated on2019-04-08

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Pennsylvania

Read Harder Book Group – Philadelphia

Meeting Schedule3rd Sunday of the month, 1-3pm

Meeting LocationFrankford Hall, 1210 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Group FocusRead Harder challenge

Updated on2019-04-17

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Books on Tap – Cambria County Library

Meeting Schedule4th Thursday of the month from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Meeting LocationBooks on Tap, Cambria County Library, 248 Main Street, Johnstown, PA 15901 (We choose a different venue in the area each month and then go there to discuss our monthly selection--check our website for the current month's book and venue!)

Group FocusAny-book

Updated on2019-10-07

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Silent Book Club – Philadelphia Chapter

Meeting ScheduleOne Sunday a month

Meeting Locationvaries

Group FocusAny-book

Updated on2017-07-05

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Virginia

Snow Book Group

Meeting Schedule3rd Tuesday of the month from 11am to 12pm

Meeting LocationC. Melvin Snow Memorial Branch, 8740 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553

Group FocusAny-book

Updated on2017-04-05

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Not Another Book Club – Richmond VA

Meeting ScheduleLast Mondays (ex. in the case of holidays when we meet the preceding Monday)

Meeting LocationUrban Hang Suite, 304 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219

Group Focusnonfiction

Updated on2019-04-30

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Washington

Underground Book Club

Meeting Schedule1st Friday of the month from 7pm to 9pm

Meeting LocationCaterpillar Cafe, 227 Symons Street, Richland, WA 99354

Group FocusAny book

Updated on2018-05-24

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